CHANCE TO RECEIVE A GREEN SPACES MAKEOVER WITH FISKARS!

Gardening enthusiasts across the UK are being invited to nominate and improve community green spaces.

The global number one for garden hand tools, Fiskars, is introducing its ‘Fiskars Orange Thumb’ campaign. Community green spaces, for everyone to enjoy, provide a place for the public to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The scheme is open to anyone across the UK who is passionate about transforming a local green space. This can be anything from a local park, vicarage green, recreational ground or piece of wasteland.

“We have launched this scheme because we want to give something back to the local community,” said Wayne Greensmith, Fiskars Brands UK senior brand manager.

“Given the nature and pressures of urban regeneration, the creation and maintenance of public green spaces is becoming ever more prevalent.

“With this in mind we are offering local people the chance to nominate a project in their area for the Fiskars Orange Thumb team to makeover.”

The Orange Thumb team is also looking for local volunteers who are interested in helping out with the selected restoration project.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer, nominate a ‘green space’ in your area or if you just wish to receive gardening tips from Fiskars simply log onto www.orangethumb.co.uk and sign up.

Any individual who registers their support of the Fiskars Orange Thumb project via the website will also be entered into a prize draw to win £250 of garden tools.

Alternatively write to Fiskars Orange Thumb Project, Fiskars Brands UK Limited, Newlands Avenue, Bridgend, CF31 2XA.

The chosen green space will be selected by the Fiskars Orange Thumb panel.

For further information about Fiskars please email enquiries@fiskars.co.uk or telephone 01656 655595.

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Note to Editors:

Started in the US in 2003, Fiskars Orange Thumb is a scheme that provides community garden groups with the tools and materials they need to beautify their communities and enhance their green spaces.

The trademark licensing agreement between Wilkinson Sword and the manufacturer, Fiskars has come to an end. Fiskars now manufactures quality and innovative garden tools under the Fiskars brand.

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For more information on this press release please contact Graham Paskett, Charlotte Hopkinson or Gemma Pittham at Paskett Public Relations Limited, Units 24 and 25, Friar Gate Studios, Ford Street, Derby, DE1 1EE. Telephone 01332 258335. Email: grahampaskett@paskett.co.uk, charlottehopkinson@paskett.co.uk, gemmapittham@paskett.co.uk

Fiskars Brands, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiskars Corporation, traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. One of the Western world’s oldest companies, Finnish Fiskars is a leading global manufacturer of scissors, gardening tools, cutlery and other consumer products sold under such selected brand names as Fiskars®, Zinck-Lysbro, Gerber®, Raadvad® and Montana®. In 2006, Fiskars Brands, Inc. reported net sales of € 490 million and employed 2,650 people worldwide. More information: www.fiskars.fi

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